Fundraising

Bears in the air at church

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? – No it was teddy bears falling from the sky in Quadring. Villagers aged from under five to over 80 took part in the regular sponsored Teddy Bear Jump on Saturday, September 8. While the church was open for a Heritage Open Day, those dropping the teddies aimed for a target on ...

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Piling up the pounds for charity

A number of those looking to lose weight have put their best foot forward to raise money for charity. Members of the Holbeach Slimming World group that meets on Mondays have collected £90 so far thanks to a Walk All Over Cancer event. The Holbeach group’s consultant, Mel Horscroft, said of the charity effort: “I’m so incredibly proud of my ...

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Top talent rocks Pinchbeck charity show

This week might have seen the return of The X Factor, but the true talent was on stage in Pinchbeck for the Uptown’s Got Talent charity concert that raised more than £1,000. Organiser and Uptown Vinyl Records owner Alan Barnsdale said: “This was the first Uptown’s Got Talent showcase of local talent which proved a great success and the crowd ...

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Chips are up for Spalding charity

A fish and chip shop has helped a local charity that’s been hit by thieves. Westlode Fisheries on Westlode Street decided to donate 10 per cent of all its takings on Friday, August 24 to St Barnabas Hospice. It comes after its High Street charity shop and cafe was twice targeted by thieves last month, on the eve of week ...

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Saddling up as a thanks for Joshua

A special cycle ride is to be held to thank Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for its treatment of a young Deeping St Nicholas boy who was born with a hole in his heart. Joshua Lawson was just six weeks old when his family were told of the condition in 2014. It meant young Joshua needed open heart surgery, which ...

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Friends brave the shave in South holland

Two South Holland women have braved the shave and lost their locks for a good cause. Georgina Harrison and Jennie Thomas pledged to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by having their heads shaved. The clippers were wielded on Saturday and both women are sporting a new look. Georgina was diagnosed with a rare tumour after a routine eye test ...

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Volunteers transform Surfleet park

The popular Glen Park play area in Surfleet has become a more colourful place thanks to a group of volunteers who have spent the summer painting the fences bright colours. Surfleet woman Gaynor Fiske, who grew up in the village and moved back a few years ago, helped coordinate the efforts of a group of dedicated volunteers, who together have ...

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Young citizens clean up Spalding and give to good causes

Members of Spalding’s National Citizen Service (NCS) volunteer programme have raised almost £400 for local causes. By spending a fortnight of their summer break in doing good deeds in Spalding, the 15 to 17-year-old NFC members raised £374 for the 5th Spalding Brownies and Spalding Rugby Football Club. The NFS programme, which is designed to build confidence and skills through ...

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Holbeach charity donation saves dog’s leg

Holbeach’s Chosen Charity has donated £500 to save the leg of a dog called Cappo after seeing an appeal online. At 15-weeks-old, Cappo was attacked by another dog and suffered a broken leg. Staff at Sutterton Hospital put out an appeal in an attempt to raise funds to repair the fracture and Chosen responded with a £500 donation. Amy Trigg ...

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Community helps Spalding charity hit by theft

The community has rallied round to raise hundreds of pounds after a charity’s shop and cafe was targeted twice by thieves on the eve of a special celebration. The St Barnabas Hospice store is this week celebrating a year since moving from New Street, but a dampener was put on the celebrations when thieves broke into the shop overnight after ...

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Appeal launched to help charity shop hit by thieves

After a charity was targeted by thieves earlier this week, a kind-hearted lady has set up an appeal to help recover the lost money. Emma Wilson decided to set up a Just Giving page so people could donate to St Barnabas Hospice after its shop and cafe was robbed overnight on Monday. Thieves stole two safes containing £800 worth of ...

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South Holland women braving the shave for a great cause

Two South Holland women won’t be feeling the heat as they brave the shave for a cancer charity. Georgina Harrison lightening the load after being successfully treated for a life-threatening tumour. She was diagnosed after a routine eye test at Spalding’s Molsom and Associates resulted in an immediate  referral to the Royal Eye Hospital in Boston. Unbeknown to her, she ...

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Daughter’s charity run to help air ambulance save lives

The daughter of a man who died when his motorcycle was hit by a car will take part in her first ever sponsored run to help the service that tried to save him. On Saturday (August 12) Melissa Elam (27) will take part in the Nottingham 10K race, raising money for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. The service is ...

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Award-winning fundraisers

A local group’s efforts in raising £38,000 for people affected by cancer in Lincolnshire have earned it an award. The Spalding and Holbeach Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising group have been named the Regional Fundraising Committee of the Year for the Midlands by the charity. The numerous events members have put on in the last year include fashion shows at Cindy’s ...

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Fleet and Holbeach groups help toddler with cancer

Two local groups have got behind a fundraising drive for a four-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with cancer. Jocelyn Leaver, of Skegness, has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma and has a watermelon-sized tumour in her stomach. Anglia Motel, Fleet, owner Harold Payne saw her featured on a local news programme and wanted to do something. So he took the World ...

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Cricket legends set for fundraiser

Moulton Seas End is set to host a number of legendary cricketers for a charity match next month. West Indian batting great Gordon Greenidge as well as former England cricketers Philip DeFreitas, Devon Malcolm, Chris Lewis and spinner John Emburey will feature for the Lashings XI taking on a Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) XI at Seas End Hall on ...

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GALLERY: A roaring good time for health at Spalding hospital ball

Supporters of the Johnson Community Hospital stepped back almost a century to raise cash at the weekend. The annual ball had a Roaring Twenties theme and gangsters featured heavily. Sally Brown, a sister in the outpatients department and chairman of the Johnson Community Hospital Ball Committee, said: “Thank-you to everyone who attended to make this year’s event such a fantastic ...

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Holbeach Rotary Club closes with big cheque

Young people in and around Holbeach will benefit from the demise of a town club. The Rotary Club has closed its branch in the town and presented a £4,000 cheque to Holbeach Hub. The money will complete the funding of the hub’s Play Garden project. President Colin Scott handed the cheque to Coun Tracey Carter during the town’s food festival ...

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Donington family fun day makes a splash and raises cash

Sponges flew and rats were splatted at a Donington Fun Day. A spokesman from organisers Young Dons said: “Big thank you to all our volunteers and our sponsor Storm Events for putting on the England game for us all to enjoy. “It was a very hot fun day.” The spokesman added that the day raised £715 for the club.

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Share in the big beerfest benefits

The 2018 Spalding Beer and Music Festival has raised more than £20,000 – and wants to share that among local youth organisations. In a statement online, Spalding Beer and Music Festival organiser Sam Nundy said: “After finalising this year’s accounts we are delighted to announce that this year’s festival raised just over £20,000.” “Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated, ...

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